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team without specific direction and had it not been for the intervention of Israel, the project could have gone drastically off track. Outline the essential steps that Shimon Kornfeld could have taken in order to ensure that all team members learned of any proposed changes. Provide the rationale and justification for each step outlined. Shimon should have implemented a clear communications plan in order to ensure that all team members learned of proposed changes. Shimon needed to facilitate meetings including all participants on the project and provide weekly status reports of what was occurring within the project. By implementing the plan and organizing team meetings, this allows for the entire group
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BUILDING OF MEMORY: MANAGING CREATIVITY THROUGH ACTION 3 to report any changes to the project and receive any comments, concerns, or questions regarding the changes. Additionally, by incorporating weekly status reports, any changes or updates that were not covered in the meetings can be shared through these reports. Having two or more forms of communications reiterates all messages that need to be relayed to project participants throughout the life of the project. Different members of the team may benefit more from the interaction of the meetings or other members may prefer a weekly status update in writing to verify their progress is still in line with the original vision (Kloppenborg, Shriberg, & Venkatraman, 2003, p. 60). Any adjustments that need to be made can occur in a timely fashion because the most up to date information was provided to the team. Shimon’s main objective as project manager is to assist all members of the team throughout the project with any changes and issues. This group was especially unique due to the nature of the project at hand and the groups involved creating the memorial. Had Shimon implemented these processes early in the project he would have had a more authoritative and effective role. “The team can find a change unsettling, especially a big one or one that reverses a decision that they had previously thought was set in stone. Make the process as easy as possible for them” (Harrin, 2016). Assess the criticality of the timing of communication in the success of the Yad Vashem memorial site project. Support the response with three (3) specific examples. One example of the critical timing of communication was when Project Manager Shimon met the Director General Ishai’s request to split construction of the museum building from the rest of the project and issue the funds as quickly as possible. There was already intense conflict between the curators and the architect which was making Shimon’s job more difficult to accomplish. By meeting the Director’s request, it helped set the tone for the beginning of the project. Shimon’s actions turned out not only beneficial for the curators but separating the
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